Reducing poverty: Federal assistance over the past year has led to a huge drop in poverty across demographics, but particularly for children ($).
Dirty school buses: Americans want green school buses, but the new federal funding plans cut them back.
Missing middle VA: Greater Greater Washington looks at how missing middle housing could be brought to Virginia.
Social housing stances: What are Seattle’s mayoral candidates saying about social housing?
The Guardians: Cleveland’s baseball team is taking on the name of Art Deco statues on a city bridge.
Meet KCRHA’s ED: Erica C. Barnett interviews Marc Dones, new leader of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority.
Deadly heatwave: The recent West Coast heatwave led to many birds dying from exhaustion and some jumping to their death ($).
Tax flexibility: Strong Towns argues that cities need more flexibility in how they are able to tax.
Progress report: What does the Seattle homelessness progress report tell us?
Accountability?: What are Washington’s new police accountability laws doing and not doing?
The IBR: Regional officials are arguing that climate framework language is too weak for the planned I-5 Columbia River bridge replacement.
Indoor air quality: With heatwaves and wildfires, is Seattle headed for an indoor air quality crisis?
Reconnecting communities: Bloomberg Citylab looks at what reconnecting Black communities harmed by highways means.
Advancing fair housing: Bloomberg Citylab looks at how the federal government could use fair housing rules to address residential segregation created by evictions.
ADU boom: The accessory dwelling unit reform movement has spread to the Boston area.
Micromobility: In Seattle, Wheels e-bikes can now be accessed via the Lime app.
Going fare-free: Could permanent fare-free transit come to Raleigh?
No “bad” neighborhoods: Strong Towns argues that people and communities need to stop buying into the “bad” neighborhood narrative because it is harmful and self-fulfilling.
Cargo trike: Bike Portland reports that a Portland cargo trike delivery company saved nearly 40,000 gallons of gas in 2020.
23rd Avenue improvements: Additional improvements are coming to 23rd Avenue.
Wildlife highway crossings: California is planning to spend $61 million on wildlife highway crossings.
Bad deal: Some argue that the new infrastructure deal is the worst for transit since Nixon.
Too much policing: A new report suggests that police don’t make transit safer and that many agencies could do better with fewer officers.
Vision Zero USA: A new national Vision Zero resolution has been introduced in Congress.
Bike Oregon: Oregon has a new plan for its premier coastal bike route.
Deadly emissions: The Guardian shares a dire warning about increased carbon emissions have on direct premature deaths of people.
Paris, a star: Sightline examines how Paris is doing a good job of housing people and doing it affordably.
Design approval: A new eight-story mixed-use building in Capitol Hill has gotten design review approval.
Deadly vehicles: SUVs are heavily responsible for the growing deaths of pedestrians.
Don’t be Denton: Denton, Texas is planning to ditch most of its bus routes for the microtransit fallacy.
Returning: Bay Area workers are starting to trickle back as the pandemic lifts ($).
LRT woes: Minneapolis’ Southwest light rail project is experiencing cost increases and delays.
Examining housing policy: Sightline digs into the numbers on what might get built as a result of reformed zoning in Portland.
Big bucks: The Stranger highlights how Representative Adam Smith is bringing in the bucks for affordable housing.
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